As A Community Grows.

Posted by Maitri Libellule | Friday, January 16, 2009

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the

community, and as long as I live it is my
privilege to do for it whatever I can.

~ George Bernard Shaw ~

Dear Friends,

Watching this community grow is one of the deepest delights I have yet to experience. People from all walks of life, men, women, gay, straight, people of every color, people following every spiritual path imaginable from all over the world have come together on this list and in six weeks or so we are almost at 100. I decided that periodically I will need/want to move the list sign-up to the top again so we can all see how our community has grown and is growing, and be close to the list so that we can easily access the many wonderful blogs that have signed up.

I cannot tell you how much it means to me that all of you are taking part in this, that we are holding hands around the world, and sometimes a single heart in our very hands. So much has happened to and with so many of the wonderful bloggers on this list since we began, well it is touching, awe-inspiring, it is life.

As my ministry grows, and this list along with it, our circle widens, and I simply want to say I feel humbled to be in your presence, I am cheering you all on, and I am doing what I can from where I am.

Each One, Reach One, as we continue on...

With Love, Warmth, Gratitude, and Admiration,


My religion is simple.
My religion is kindness...

~ The Dalai Lama ~

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Blogger Sandi said...

wonderful blog you have here. I was given the link by someone else and decided to come check it out.

November 29, 2008 11:54 AM

Blogger Nancy said...

Such a great idea!!

November 30, 2008 3:21 PM

Blogger Periwinkle Studio said...

I LOVE what you are doing! Thank you so much because this kind of community is just what we need especially on the net. :)

November 30, 2008 10:08 PM

Anonymous Jennifer said...

I love this idea, Maitri! Thank you.

December 1, 2008 1:03 AM

Blogger Kerrie Slade said...

A very worthy first winner Maitri! Sandy is most definitely an inspiration to us all x

December 1, 2008 5:07 AM

Blogger Shinade said...

What a wonderful soul you have. In your time of hardship and yes grief you choose to give.

You are most special indeed and I am very blessed to have come to know you.

Blessings my friend,

December 2, 2008 3:12 PM

Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

What a lovely thing to do! Purrs & love from all of us kitties!

December 2, 2008 4:54 PM

Blogger Daisy said...

Well, in my humble opinion, at least one (well-mannered) hell raiser should be included. :)

No justice, no peace.

But if my blog is too confrontational for your sensibilities, I can dig it. No worries, let a hundred flowers bloom! I will always visit yours for some peace of mind, and to remind me that positive change can be slower-paced, methodical and peaceful, and doesn't always have to be rowdy, in-your-face and loud! :D

Many ways, many paths.

Love ya. (((kisses)))

December 3, 2008 1:38 PM

Blogger Lola said...

Great idea Maitri!

December 4, 2008 12:37 AM

Blogger Signs of Life said...

You reaching us, one at a time... I feel blessed just having found this blog family! Such encouragement and positive energy!

Warmest regards,
My Signs of Life

December 5, 2008 4:47 AM

Blogger Angel said...

This is such a wonderful idea. Also praying for Henry's safe return!
Take care:)

December 5, 2008 5:09 PM

Blogger Carol said...

I SO enjoy your other blog, Maitri. This is a wonderful idea I would be honored to be a part of!!

December 5, 2008 8:10 PM

Blogger A Progressive Girl said...

Greetings Maitri,

AWOP is in for this idea.

Excellent project.


December 6, 2008 5:25 PM

Blogger Dori said...

This is a wonderful idea. You are a beautiful person :)

December 8, 2008 2:57 PM

Blogger Shinade said...

oh Maitri what a wonderful choice you made.

I simply love Kathy to death. This is an amazing project.

I would love to meet you some day. You are truly amazing to me.

I am so honored to be featured here today on the day Kathy gets the award.

Blessings my friend,

December 8, 2008 8:19 PM

Blogger kml said...

My dearest Maitri,

I am so honored to receive this beautiful award. There are many great blogs on this list and to be a part of this compassionate community gives one a most beautiful feeling inside.

The words at the top of this blog are perfect ones to live by as we visit each other around the world with our blogs.

I thank you so very much for this honor and I will proudly display it on my blog.

Your generous heart touches me deeply and a heartfelt hug is sent to you through my thoughts.

take care, my friend,

December 9, 2008 7:32 PM

Anonymous Sheta said...

Nice idea, and nice automated system. I like that. :)

December 10, 2008 10:04 PM

Blogger Mountain Woman said...

Great idea. I try so hard to focus on the good in humanity on my blog. We need more people like you in the world.

December 11, 2008 3:48 PM

Blogger Stiletto Sports Jen said...

I am in the process of making my next blog, about dealing with the passing of my mother and would love to join as soon as it is up. I don't think my other sites: about sports and my kitten are quite right but I will be back when the other one is done. great site!

December 12, 2008 3:37 PM

Blogger Kimmy said...

I am blessed to know you dear soul.

December 13, 2008 9:50 AM

Anonymous Demyelinated not Destroyed said...

I love the idea of having a link of blogs that all hold up the ideals of compassionate living. The world can be so negative at times, it's nice to be reminded there is really far more good and wonderful things than bad.

December 14, 2008 12:55 PM

Blogger PinkLady said...

I have become an ardent follower of yours the moment I read your blog "maitri's Heart." Thank you for the inspiring and empowering words.

God bless!

PinkLady Bing ;)

December 14, 2008 8:54 PM

Blogger Julieanne Paige said...

Hi Maitri

This is a beautiful idea! I am looking forward to checking out the blogs on this list.

Happy Manifesting!


December 16, 2008 10:24 AM

Blogger Beadwright said...

Maitri, this is a great way to spread joy, happiness, and compassion. I am honored to be a part of it. Thank you for thinking of this.
Nicole Campanella/Beadwright

December 17, 2008 9:04 AM

Blogger The Frugal Angel-Guided Psychic said...

After seening your drop in my inbox I thought I'd like to check out your wonderful! What a wonderful service. Thank you and Blessings! Kara

December 20, 2008 12:30 PM

Blogger MamaFlo said...

Maitri - you have one of the best spirits I have ever come across, just having contact with you makes me a better person.

December 21, 2008 6:28 PM

Blogger Lily Arbee said...

Dearest Maitri,

It's better to be late and not never, I was supposed to comment after joining this wonderful site of yours. You might be wondering why I did not post any comments. At last, here I am with the comments you deserved.

To me you are truly a person I admire and like to be and I must admit "Maitri's Heart" will bring all the goodness to us with the reminders to have good heart and you spread the goodness with good deeds towards those in need of help, especially the strayed and abandoned animals.

God bless you for your kindness and good heart to care enough to remind people around the world to do goodness and show love.

I will try to get your widget to add it on my blog.

December 23, 2008 10:18 AM

Blogger Lola said...

Hope you have a happy and safe holiday. I have given you an award. Please feel free to stop by my blog and pick it up.

December 24, 2008 1:39 PM

Blogger Jael said...

Great idea! I feel the same way!


December 26, 2008 7:43 PM

Blogger Dolly's Diary said...

Hi Maitri,
I am so glad to find this blog, I found it through Kimmy. I appreciate blogs that are all about the human heart and compassion.
Take Care,
Janet :)

December 26, 2008 9:03 PM

Blogger EastCoastLife said...

This is a wonderful way of linking all the lovely blogs all over the world! There are some truly deserving blogs that should be highlighted. I myself have a list of great blogs that I read regularly.

Wishing you a Happy Year 2009!

December 28, 2008 8:17 AM

Blogger manamoon said...

What a beautiful blog and wonderful cause! I'm so delighted I found your through Nicole of Beadwright's blog. I wish there was a way to "Follow" your blog but I will definitely add you to my list and check back often. There are so many lovely souls I already know who's names I see on your list. I'm looking forward to visiting the others. All the best to you ~ Sharon

December 29, 2008 3:37 PM

Blogger Maitri Libellule said...

My Dear, Dear Friends,

I am so sorry to be so remiss in responding to your lovely and loving comments, but with this, our last Christmas with my mother in endstage cancer, and just the crush of the holidays, I'm trying to basically get what work I can done, keep an eye on all of the blogs that link here to our community, and keep my head above water.

But I did want to tell you how very much it means to me, each and every comment, everyone who signs up on the list. I feel a glowing radiance, a blanket of loving-kindness descending on us all.

I don't know if some of you have seen it, but I created the blue/bird Compassionate Blogger graphic so that everyone on the list/in the community, would have something to put on their blog showing support for one another and our effort. There can only be one winner each week, but all are so worthy. I send my warmest, most heartfelt wishes to each and every one of you.

May love always prevail, may compassion be the path we walk.



December 29, 2008 6:58 PM

Blogger manamoon said...

I finally figured out how to sign up and will work on figuring out the Mr. Linky addition to my blog. Thank you again for creating this beautiful cause.

Maitri, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wishing you all the blessings that life can bring.

December 29, 2008 10:47 PM

Blogger Maitri Libellule said...

Thank you so much for joining our circle Manamoon! :o) And as to Mr. Linky, this particular one is for this blog only. You can start any kind of Mr. Linky list, but this one can't be put on another blog or site. It keeps us all together in one place and helps build community. Thanks so much for thinking of it though.

Blessings to you,


December 29, 2008 11:40 PM

Blogger manamoon said...

Thank you so much for explaining about the Mr. Linky Maitri. I wasn't sure if it was one of the steps to joining and wanted to make sure I did everything correctly. All the best to you ~ Sharon

December 30, 2008 1:48 AM

Anonymous Heidi said...

What a wonderful idea! I saw this on Kimmy Sharing Light and had to check it out.

I love to spread the meme of compassion.

December 30, 2008 6:35 PM

Blogger Scott McQueen said...

I like this idea! Hope this site grows exponentially! God Bless

December 30, 2008 9:33 PM

Blogger Daisy said...

Happy New Year, my friend!

December 31, 2008 2:30 PM

Blogger confused said...

all the best in the coming year..:)

December 31, 2008 4:01 PM

Blogger Laane said...

Happy new year!!!

I'm one of your entrecarddroppers and I'm sending you my best wishes.

May many dreams come true.

January 1, 2009 5:54 PM

Blogger A Progressive Girl said...

Greetings Maitri,

I had already posted about passing this award onto you and why at A World Of Progress when I realized the person who sent it to me had already sent it to you too.
Guess you just must deserve to get it twice.


January 3, 2009 4:47 PM

Blogger The Mind of a Mom said...

Thank you for giving us a chance to share. I am a mom and my hope is just to make one person laugh or smile today. Thanks for sharing my crazy world

January 5, 2009 11:45 PM

Blogger VirusHead said...

This is such a wonderful idea, and I love exploring the sites on the list. I've started a new blog called Beam Me On for posting the things that lift me up and fill me with smiles and cosmic sparkles. Maybe we share a few, or perhaps it will remind you of the things that uniquely beam *you* on!


January 10, 2009 3:53 PM

Blogger KAT said...

Thank you so much for creating this, what a wonderful place to come, and join with all the others on the list! I would feel honored to be along-side them!

Take Care

January 11, 2009 7:59 AM

Blogger Tomas Karkalas said...

Thank you for you are - for the compassionate bloggers give a hand one to other for we all could fly higher on the wings of gratitude and thus the love of light could enlighten even the darkest sides of the soul.

January 13, 2009 5:13 PM

Welcome Friends,..

Thoughts on Compassionate Living...

"How are we ever going to change anything? How is there going to be less aggression in the universe rather than more? We can then bring it down to a more personal level: how do I learn to communicate with somebody who is hurting me or someone who is hurting a lot of people? How do I speak to someone so that some change actually occurs? How do I communicate so that the space opens up and both of us begin to touch in to some kind of basic intelligence that we all share? In a potentially violent encounter, how do I communicate so that neither of us becomes increasingly furious and aggressive? How do I communicate to the heart so that a stuck situation can ventilate? How do I communicate so that things that seem frozen, unworkable, and eternally aggressive begin to soften up, and some kind of compassionate exchange begins to happen?

Well, it starts with being willing to feel what we are going through. It starts with being willing to have a compassionate relationship with the parts of ourselves that we feel are not worthy of existing on the planet. If we are willing through meditation to be mindful not only of what feels comfortable, but also of what pain feels like, if we even aspire to stay awake and open to what we're feeling, to recognize and acknowledge it as best we can in each moment, then something begins to change."

~ Pema Chodron ~

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